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 Léon Jessel  (1871-1942)

As gleaned from various Internet sources given below, Léon Jessel was a German composer born in Stettin. After studying with various teachers between 1888 and 1891 he became a conductor and musical director working in many German cities. His best known operetta is the Schwarzwaldmädel, first performed in the Comic Opera, Berlin, in August 1917 having a run of 900 performances. He went on to write a total of 18 operettas without however achieving the same success. He is equally well known for his Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Being a Jew he suffered the same fate as several of his artistic contemporaries and died aged 70 after torture by the Gestapo.
List of Léon Jessel's works.

Sheet Music:

  1.  [§] Mädle aus dem schwarzen Wald (1917), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
  2.  [§] The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921), Tenor/Tenor/Bass+Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
3. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
YouTube Videos:
youtube15.jpgThe Parade of the Tin Soldiers (3:06), performed by Nanyang Elementary School Recorder Orchestra.
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Palm Court Theatre Orchestra on "The Picnic Party" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Chicago Chamber Brass on "Christmas with Chicago Brass" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif